Tag Archives: baking

Pretzel buns

Oh. My. God. Becky. Look at those buns. Pretzel buns have become a popular item on pub menus, but they are just as easy to make at home. The thing that makes them pretzel-y is that they take a quick bath in soda water before they are baked, giving them that shiny, brown, salty crust. […]

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Lemon curd cake

I know what you’re thinking: “Soph has gone mad! Making a dessert?! How very unlike her.” It is true, I don’t do a lot of desserts or sweets. Either on the blog or in real life. I am just not much of a cake person. I’ll take a cheese plate over a chocolate lava cake […]

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Crusty italian bread

White bread is my kryptonite. No, not that horrible mass-produced rectangular atrocity you’re thinking of. Freshly baked artisan baguette, smeared with navy bean puree. Or a floury, robust portugese bun topped with some spiced gouda. Or a crusty-on-the-outside-chewy-on-the-inside loaf of italian bread, dipped in olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Those are the breads I love, […]

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Irish Soda Bread

Soda Bread, originally uploaded by Sophie Idsinga.

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Sunday Morning Cinnamon Bread

I am making a concerted effort to bake more. I don’t exactly like eating baked goods so much, but I really,  really enjoy the process of baking. There’s just something about mixing the ingredients together slowly, at a relaxed pace, and watching science do it’s work. I just love kneading bread dough. It’s so smooth, […]

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